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Simmons 1St Natl (SFNC) Holder King Luther Capital Management Boosted Position; Blackrock Raised Stake in Circor Intl (CIR) as Stock Value Rose

King Luther Capital Management Corp increased its stake in Simmons 1St Natl Corp (SFNC) by 6.53% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. King Luther Capital Management Corp bought 9,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.63% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 146,740 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.50 million, up from 137,740 at the end of the previous reported quarter. King Luther Capital Management Corp who had been investing in Simmons 1St Natl Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.74 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $59.5. About 208,893 shares traded. Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) has risen 13.31% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.39% the S&P500.

Blackrock Inc increased its stake in Circor Intl Inc (CIR) by 2.66% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blackrock Inc bought 52,304 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.42% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.02 million shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $109.89M, up from 1.97 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blackrock Inc who had been investing in Circor Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $865.12M market cap company. The stock increased 0.87% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $52.43. About 39,927 shares traded. CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) has risen 18.27% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.57% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering CIRCOR International (NYSE:CIR), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. CIRCOR International had 26 analyst reports since November 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 30 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 25 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, August 1 by SunTrust. The stock of CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, July 4. The stock of CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) rating on Sunday, October 15. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $66.0 target. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by SunTrust. As per Tuesday, November 7, the company rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of CIR in report on Friday, December 15 with “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, March 9, the company rating was downgraded by Seaport Global.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 16 investors sold CIR shares while 33 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. 16.23 million shares or 2.40% less from 16.63 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has 14,492 shares. Us Retail Bank De has invested 0% in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). Morgan Stanley owns 0% invested in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) for 25,869 shares. Goldman Sachs Gru holds 0.01% of its portfolio in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) for 765,733 shares. Aperio Group Ltd Liability Co invested in 0% or 7,684 shares. California State Teachers Retirement System holds 0% of its portfolio in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) for 26,437 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund reported 12,046 shares stake. Deutsche Bancorporation Ag has 15,995 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Wellington Management Gp Ltd Liability Partnership reported 0.02% stake. Invesco Ltd accumulated 28,104 shares. Retail Bank Of America Corporation De stated it has 42,966 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Northern Trust Corp has 0% invested in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). Glenmede Tru Na holds 0% in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) or 84 shares. Prospector Prtnrs Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.99% of its portfolio in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). Pnc Ser holds 424 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Blackrock Inc, which manages about $1981.84B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Pacwest Bancorp Del (NASDAQ:PACW) by 262,898 shares to 13.29M shares, valued at $671.04M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ooma Inc by 71,501 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 847,520 shares, and cut its stake in Powershares Qqq Trust (Put) (QQQ).

Among 7 analysts covering Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Simmons First National had 21 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, January 25 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Underperform”. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, August 25 by Zacks. Raymond James upgraded Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) on Wednesday, July 5 to “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 4 by Sandler O’Neill. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $70.0 target in Thursday, December 21 report. On Friday, July 21 the stock rating was upgraded by Stephens to “Buy”. Wood maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, June 8 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 15 by Stephens. The stock of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Neutral” rating by PiperJaffray given on Thursday, October 5.

Since August 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $9.04 million activity. KIRKLAND CHRISTOPHER R had sold 29,923 shares worth $1.65 million.

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